Lost Johns' Cave (Leck Fell)
Several fixed ropes and ladders are in place at Lyle Cavern. These are not monitored or inspected and are nothing to do with the CNCC. They should never be used. Always take your own ropes where they are required.
Closed season: 1st April - 30th June
Club access only with CNCC permit. Display permit during trip and post through the door of the Estate Office in Cowan Bridge (on the left just before you reach the A65 on coming down off the fell). No caving during April, May and June due to closed season. Please park on Leck Fell responsibly - Park tightly together in one of the two laybys to make room for others. Access up and down the fell is required at all times by large agricultural vehicles.
Apply for a permit
Your permit secretary for Leck Fell is Geoff Whittaker and you can apply by the following methods...
Sorry, Lost Johns' Cave is not part of the online booking system yet. We hope to expand it to include more areas in the future.
Where possible, should be sent from an email address associated with your club (e.g. email@example.com), or from an address that can be easily validated as being associated to your club (via your club website for example). Other email addresses are fine, but first applications should be accompanied by a letter (an attached scan), with club letterhead, signed by an officer of the club. This will authenticate the email address for all future permit applications.
19 Eden Grove
Bolton le Sands
NGR: SD 67075 78632
Please note that grid references are correct to the best of our knowledge however are often taken from old books so they may not be absolutely accurate and are shown simply as a guide.
Lost Johns' Cave is equipped with mixture of Eco 'P' resin anchors and IC resin anchors within the BCA Anchor scheme.
Mostly P-type anchors (as shown on current rigging topo). However, IC anchors installed on Lyle Cavern pitch and providing an additional route in Dome pitch (not shown on current topo). Do not use any abandoned ropes that are often found at Lyle Cavern as these are not maintained or monitored in any way.
No surveys have been added for this cave yet.
Last updated: 23 Aug 2018